Recommended

These are among some of the recommended productivity tools and applications for business development we use at Fat Tails to get the most out of our working day. We never recommend stuff we don't use ourselves...

Hubspot
HubSpot CRM

HubSpot provides a free CRM so that you can organize your sales related information in one place. The point is to get you and your team thinking about sales in a structured, and systematic, way. We use HubSpot to manage our contacts and tasks, as well as deals. HubSpot also has a neat integration with Facebook.

GSuite

You need to producitivity tools and GSuite for business offers these at affordable prices. There are some gotchas related to account setup so be sure to consult GSuite support if you have any issues. GSuite is great for interoperability as well, because almost all of the apps listed in this post work with an integrated Google Login.

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Trello

You need to producitivity tools and GSuite for business offers these at affordable prices. There are some gotchas related to account setup so be sure to consult GSuite support if you have any issues. GSuite is great for interoperability as well, because almost all of the apps listed in this post work with an integrated Google Login.

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Harvest

Great, you've just landed a project with a paying customer or have scored a grant or investment of some kind. However, the terms of your agreement set strict guidelines for time-tracking. You would probably reach for Excel, but before you do, there is a more efficient way. Harvest is a time-tracking application with, you guessed it, great interoperability. You can arrange your time-tracking around projects and tasks. With Harvest you can begin to see where your time actually goes.
NB! We use the Harvest power-up for Trello!

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PowerBI

If you are serious about developing your business you should probably get acquinted with the concept of business analytics. The idea is to manage your business from a solid base of insights rather than moving on hunches and pre-conceived notions. Microsoft PowerBI offers a light-weight best-of-breed business intelligence system accessible from the web.